Pachypanchax sakaramyi

The Pachypanchax sakaramyi lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

The Pachypanchax sakaramyi is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Pachypanchax sakaramyi is a species of fish in the Aplocheilidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are rivers and freshwater lakes. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

They are Pachypanchax sakaramyi and the collection that is currently predominant in the hobby is Joffreville LM/94. (Paul Loiselle Madagascar 1994.) The species was described originally by Holly in 1928. Others, including Scheel, have described it as a variety of omalonotus. More

The third species, Pachypanchax sakaramyi is found only in Madagascar. It was collected and distributed in the hobby seven or eight years ago by Dr. Paul Loiselle. Before this it was apparently last collected in the early fifties. More

Loiselle states that Pachypanchax sakaramyi has been extirpated from most of its aboriginal range, and local residents ascribe its disappearence to predation by introduced Poecilia reticulata and Gambusia holbrooki upon P. sakramyi fry (Loiselle, 2006). More

Common names

Kirjokäpykilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pachypanchax sakaramyi in Catalan (Català)
Pachypanchax sakaramyi in Spanish (español)
萨氏粗背鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
薩氏粗背鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Aplocheilidae
Genus : Pachypanchax
Species : Pachypanchax sakaramyi
Authority : Holly, 1928